In "The Smoke Jumper," Nicholas Evans delivers his most powerful novel to date, a story of two best friends and the woman they both love. When a terrible mountain fire forces her to choose between them, all three lives are changed forever. Here, Evans explores the territory he has carved out as his own: raw but complex emotion set against a vast landscape. Writing unflinchingly about the yearnings of the human heart and the painful quest for self-discovery, he gives us a story of three fine people forced to walk the flames of passion and guilt and to make the devastating choice between love and honor. "The Smoke Jumper" combines pulse-pounding suspense with an unforgettable love story that readers all over the world will avidly embrace.